SANTA and his elves have been caught on camera at Ealing Broadway putting the finishing touches to his festive grotto for its opening on Saturday (18).

CCTV-like images have been shared, showing the main man putting presents under the tree in preparation for the first visitors.

Santa and his elves will be at Ealing Broadway on selected days until December 24.

Quiet Grotto sessions, designed to take the anxiety out of Santa visits for children with autism or additional needs, are available to book on Sundays 11-11.30am.

Tickets cost £7 per child, plus a £1.50 booking fee per family. There are also group discounts for special needs schools.

All sessions must be booked in advance online at

Ealing Broadway will also be hosting its Christmas market in Town Square every day until December 24.